Category Archives: Meme

Public Service Announcement: Free Speech

As a massive believer in free speech, I love this XKCD comic! You absolutely have the right to say whatever you want (short of the illegal types of speech – hate speech and obscenity or shouting “fire” in a crowded theatre.) But you also have to accept that whatever you say might be criticized, questioned […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – @ryanmeili Embraces Latest in “Poli-Techs” Once Again With Facebook Live Event #skpoli #skndpldr

Since he first ran for the leadership of the Sask NDP nearly a decade ago, Ryan Meili has been incredibly adept at harnessing new technologies to achieve political goals. In 2009, he ran Canada’s first-ever political “money bomb” fundraiser which was a huge success, raising (if memory serves) something like 1/6 of all the money Ryan […]

More Kittens!!!

I typed up another longish post after the Sask NDP debate in Regina tonight but, unlike past leadership races, I’m going to let this one percolate for a while before hitting the “Post” button. Nothing too controversial but just a unique thought I had at the debate that I want to massage a bit more […]

The Good Doctor @ryanmeili Goes Viral #skndpldr #skpoli

There’s been more than one observer who’s pointed out that the current Sask NDP leadership race is “boring”. I’ll admit that I’ve occasionally had the same thought (and I will also admit that I have considered doing a blog post hypothesizing what a more bare knuckles, US-style NDP leadership campaign would look like.  Hint: It […]

I’ve started two different posts tonight…

…one about the Sask NDP leadership race and one about a current censorship issue. But after starting to write each post, I soon realised they needed be longer than I had time or energy to write tonight. So instead, here’s a picture of two kittens reading a book:

Music Monday – “My life’s a bit more colder/Dead wife is what I told her/Brass knife sinks into my shoulder/Oh babe don’t know what I’m gonna do”

It was a great way to kick off the New Year last night with Shea and I seeing a show at Casino Regina featuring Blake Berglund & Belle Plaine opening for The Dead South. All are great Saskatchewan artists but The Dead South are really hitting the big time – they’ve toured in Europe, won […]

Friday Fun Link – The Eric Andre Show Compilation

I stumbled across this performer while surfing around YouTube…which is always a dangerous thing to do. 😉 Eric Andre is a nihilistic anti-comedian who has a surreal, absurdist talk show on the late-night “Adult Swim” block of the Cartoon Network in the United States. The show parodies everything about talk shows from the set to the […]

“Because you have to swear on the Bye-ball!”

This guy was elected three times and doesn’t know that you aren’t required to swear on a Bible when taking your oath of office? Wow. The only thing that would make this clip better is if Tapper said “Because he says he’s  Christian” when the Moore spokesperson tries to pivot away from his slack-jawed, empty-eyed […]

“I Made My Shed The Top Rated Restaurant on TripAdvisor” (And Some Quick Thoughts on Fake News)

At RPL’s recent Staff Development Day, I was asked to moderate a panel discussion on fake news.  The panelists included a local education prof who specializes in social media and digital technology, a journalism prof who specializes in mass and alternative media and a journalist who is the assignment producer as well as having responsibility for […]

Friday Fun Link – #HereComeTheOilers

After starting the season by blowing out the Flames with Connor McDavid getting a hat trick, the Edmonton Oilers, who were widely seen as a Stanley Cup contender, have sunk to near the bottom of the NHL (this year but by some historic measures as well).  Forget the Stanley Cup, even a playoff appearance is […]